cardan joint

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cardan joint

(ˈkɑːdæn)
n
(General Engineering) engineering a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment
[C20: named after Geronimo Cardan (1501–76), Italian mathematician]
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Tenders are invited for (A) Double Acting Socket Wrench Handles (B) Torque Multipliers(C) Wrenched For Socket Device With Cardan Joints And Two Extensions
Belden initially sought the certification to meet the requirements of UTC Aerospace Systems, one of the world's largest suppliers of advanced aerospace and defence products, which was looking for a vendor for high-quality cardan joints for its high-lift actuation systems.
The high quality actuators and the backlash-free cardan joints enhance both the repeatability and the positioning performance of the new hexapod.
The tripod pneumatic manipulator consists of a supporting structure, fixed base, moving platform, prismatic joints (P-joints)--three servo-pneumatic axes, Cardan joints (U-joints) and rotary joints (R-joints).